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  1. As far as I could assertain when I was dealing with them, there were a few people common to both companies but no actual connection, that may have changed now though.
  2. If you can use a timer or work out some other way to be charged just before you use it then it won't be at full charge for long periods, that is the worst for battery longevity.
  3. Two of my three sons can ride and also my wife, lucky I've got 7 eucs! The youngest of my sons has just turned 26 though!
  4. Would the lid spin up when you lifted it up?
  5. I don't think they are allowed to keep your details for long if you didn't actually get and accept a formal caution? The new data protection laws are likely to stop them from even entering them onto the system?
  6. If it doesn't appear on my Pebble Time Steel watch display it can wait until later when I've stopped!
  7. I have had a similar problem in the past with a wheelbarrow wheel. It already had a puncture and I was just trying to use the Oko tyre sealant that I use to fix it. I ended up replacing the tube but out of general curiosity I investigated the problem tube. It looked as if the valve was attached to the tube and the hole pierced through afterwards and on this one it was a small straight split which tended to close up under tension.
  8. To a certain extent this is already being done in that most high end eucs are being equipped with more mosfets to spread the load and increase reliability. Batteries are also made up of several parallel packs now rather than just one pack working on it's own. Totally separate standby back up components are not yet practicle because of size, weight and the slow speed of problem detection and switching to back up systems.
  9. Another Tesla owner on here! Mines an S 90 D, I've had it since November 2015.
  10. Having spent most of my more recent ski trips using MNP Line ski boards/blades I would say that the MTen3 is more like ski blades than full size skis. The diameter of the wheel effects the manoeverability almost in the same way that the length of ski does.
  11. Gimlet

    Another Flat!

    I use Oko tyre sealant in all my pneumatic wheels. I believe it is available in Finland via http://www.foxcomp.fi/tuotteet?q=Oko
  12. Interesting! Have any been tempted to get their own wheels since?
  13. They held a large deposit from me for well over a year before I got fed up and asked for it to be returned. Fair enough, it was returned immediately so I don't think they were trying to fleece anybody. I would have preferred a working wheel though.
  14. Just be aware that the double sided tape is a pig to get off cleanly when you decide you no longer need it.
  15. There very well could be issues later on with the longevity of the battery life. Lithium batteries deteriorate much more quickly when taken to full charge regularly. I hope you ran them down a bit after you charged them fully as leaving them fully charged is even worse than charging them full. I even get warnings in my Tesla car if I charge it to 100% twice in a row and on the odd occasion I need 100% I'm supposed to time the charge to finish just before I drive it so as not to leave it fully charged for any length of time. So is it worth it for 5K extra?
  16. I have a feeling I generally tend to eat more meat than is good for me, but it doesn't help that my youngest son owns a butcher's shop and gets a lot of help from me with repairs and deliveries plus the wife helps out serving in the shop when needed. https://larkhallbutchers.co.uk
  17. It seems the whole group have been inspired by the story and now that are all offering the toy electric cars they get for referrals to kids wards in their local hospitals. It'l soon be the standard way for a kid to get to the operating theatre at this rate!
  18. Here's a nice story from the Tesla car group I'm in: https://www.driving.co.uk/news/tesla-owner-donates-toy-sick-children-drive-operating-theatre/?CMP=Sprkr-_-Editorial-_-ST_Driving-_-Unspecified-_-TWITTER
  19. The Tesla car has pure induction motors, only one on the early model S but two motors on the later model S and X models, a euc uses a permanent magnet motor moe similar to the motor used in a Nissan Leaf! The BMW i3 uses a highbrid motor that has permanent magnets which increase in power by using induction. It's amazing really how different the motors are. I've had a Tesla model S 90D for 29 months and a BMW i3 BEV for 25 months and my son bought a Nissan eNV200 van which uses the Leaf motor and battery 7 months ago.
  20. I found the exact same problem with the two I bought. Mine also have a brake light function. I fitted them to our electric bikes instead, they work great on them but even with the higher mounting point the lines are fairly close to the bikes.
  21. I'm sorry, I see a lot of up votes for this post, but am I the only one who has a problem with someone deliberately contaminating a children's sand pit with dog poo? Have you never heard of the blindness that dog poo contaminated with toxocara parasites can cause!
  22. Nice to see eucs appearing in adverts now: https://youtu.be/zJ13YsCtV7Y
  23. I had one fitted to one of my old IPS132 eucs. It was great on muddy cycle tracks but does cause a little bit of extra noise and vibration on tarmac.
  24. Only thing I would be a little worried about is the rough narrow edge of the ally. If it ever does a bucking bronco impression when you unintentionally step off it could take a hell of a slice out of your ankle! Might be an idea to fit some push on plastic edge beading just as a precaution? Something like this!
  25. Can you describe how to program the percentage charge please as there are no instructions with the charger and I can't find any link on your website that leads to instructions. "Our charger allows you to program the end of charge in the range of 80 - 100%. Read here for more information:" The button only seems to change the charging voltage and ampage.
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